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to tax themselves more to pay for it? our news reporter cornell bernard is live with that story. >> the state of the city is wet today but pretty good. we sat down together to get a preview of the address. he plans to ask voters for help to john rate more revenue. >> things are getting better. >> he says they are improving despite many challenges, including a rising crime rate and creating more jobs. the mayor will talk about plans to support police services and restore pay to worker whose took cuts to help balance the budget in recent years. to do that a sales tax increase is needed. >> we have to go to the ballot to get permission. that would be in 2014. it depends on the voter support. we have done some polling. the voters think we are moving in the right direction. >> that poll shows 70's percent of voters may support a quarter percent sales tax increase but only 57 percent favor half a percent high. and a worker at a maintenance worker that contracts with the city likes anything that will help keep his job. >> another tax hike could be a tough sell. >> people reach fatigue
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